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Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP’s team is led by Rankeshwar Batta and specialises in claims involving road traffic accidents and industrial injuries. Tony Hall moved to Alsters Kelley LLP.

Irwin Mitchell represented a group of 300 pub diners who developed gastric illness after eating at the establishment. The practice also acts for claimants in workplace illness, industrial disease and international personal injury. Stuart Henderson is managing partner of the personal injury division.

Lanyon Bowdler’s team has a particular strength in road traffic accidents and also handles workplace injuries. The practice handled a multimillion-pound claim for a client who received catastrophic injuries in an accident at her partner’s home. Neil Lorimer is the practice head.

Tim Gray and Susan Todhunter lead the team at FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, which acted for a child who sustained head injuries in a fall from a window, leading to an eight-figure claim. Todhunter also helped to secure an £8.5m settlement for a child who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic accident.

Ian Shovlin heads the team at Higgs & Sons, which recently represented a claimant who was given a harmful substance to drink while working abroad and who sustained physical and psychological injuries as a result. The team is experienced handling cases involving medical matters, road traffic accidents and the workplace.

Slater and Gordon’s team is headed up by Katherine Allen, while Richard Langton heads the serious injury practice. A notable recent instruction was acting for a client who received life-changing injuries in a road traffic accident.

Knights Professional Services Limited acts for clients in sporting injuries, road traffic accidents and occupiers’ liability. Helen Niebuhr and Jonathan Phillips are key partners in the team.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s team, which is headed up by Tony Hannington, specialises in cases involving industrial disease, workplace accidents, brain and spinal injuries, and road traffic accidents. Kathryn Hart is also a key contact.

Sydney Mitchell LLP handled a number of workplace injury claims, with several cases ending with six-figure settlements. Mike Sutton heads the team, which also includes senior litigation practitioner Steve Jesson.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP’s team has specialists in industrial and asbestos-related diseases. Richard Johnson is recommended, as is serious injury lawyer Karl De-Loyde.

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